Question: Are there any poetic forms other than chiasmus in the Book of Mormon?

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Question: Are there any poetic forms other than chiasmus in the Book of Mormon?

The answer to your question is an emphatic yes

The answer to your question is an emphatic yes. For details, please consult Donald W. Parry, The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted According to Parallelistic Patterns (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998). ISBN 0934893365. ISBN 978-0934893367.

Parry has included two introductory essays in which he explains and illustrates a host of literary forms found in the Book of Mormon. The text of the Book of Mormon is then formatted so that one can easily identify these forms.

Another less intensive version of the Book of Mormon formatted so that the literary devices found in it are obvious to the reader has been provided in Grant Hardy (editor), The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005). ISBN 025207341X. ISBN 978-0252073410.

Best articles to read next

The best article(s) to read next on this topic is/are:

  1. Kevin L. Barney, "Poetic Diction and Parallel Word Pairs in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/2 (1995): 15–81. off-site wiki
  2. James T. Duke, "Word Pairs and Distinctive Combinations in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12/2 (2003): 32–41. off-site wiki
  3. Steven P. Sondrup, "The Psalm of Nephi: A Lyric Reading," Brigham Young University Studies 21 no. 3 (1981), 37–72. off-site


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